Our client brought an action against the defendant for breach of contract and common counts. Our client claimed that the defendant failed to pay it $190,000 due and owing to it for engineering services that it provided for a gantry mill planer machine owned by the defendant's client. The defendant answered the complaint, denied its allegations and cross-complained against our client for $250,000. Essentially, the defendant contended our client failed to properly and timely perform its obligations under the written contract.
The case was heard by Judge Fleming, a retired court of appeal judge. After considering all the evidence, the court granted judgment in favor of our client in the sum of $300,000 which included the principal amount due our client, accrued interest, court costs and attorneys fees. The defendant's recovered nothing on its cross-complaint.